How To Use Green Gram For Better Skin?

green gram for better skin

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Green gram is often associated with muscle building and post-workout meals but did you know it can be beneficial for your skin as well? Let’s find out more. 

Green gram or alternatively known as moong beans is a protein-rich legume, which is cholesterol-free, gluten-free and contains high amounts of protein. Due to its high protein and fibre content, it is widely used as a post-workout meal. It has become one of the most widely used ingredients for plant-based eggs. Green moong is a popular ingredient for savoury and sweet dishes all across India. But did you know about the numerous benefits of green gram for skin?

If not then don’t worry, in this blog, we will tell you how green gram for skin can be used and how it benefits your skin and hair. 

Green gram for skin

Green gram benefits for skin are numerous and one of them is that it rejuvenates your skin by nourishing and, when used as a scrub, exfoliating it. It removes the dead skin cells and brightens up the skin. Green moong is rich in vitamins A and C that helps in giving a healthy glow to the skin. Here is how you can use it for getting glowing skin.

  1. For Glowing skin:

How to use:

  • Soak 50g of moong dal overnight in a bowl. 
  • Grind it into a fine paste in the morning.
  • Add 1tsp raw honey and 1tsp almond oil to the paste.
  • Apply this face pack evenly on your face.
  • Leave it for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with cold water.
  • Apply this pack every alternate day to give a healthy glow to your skin.
  1. Prevents acne and pimples

Moong dal also helps in preventing the pores of your skin from clogging up with oils or dirt. It will draw impurities from the skin and skin pores and leave your skin looking fresh and young and help fight pimples and acne as well. 

How to use:

  • Soak 1/4th cup moong dal overnight. 
  • Grind it into a fine paste in the morning.
  • Now add 2 tbsp of homemade ghee to the paste.
  • Massage your skin in an upward direction with this paste.
  • Use this paste thrice a week to keep your skin free of acne and pimples
  1. Promotes hair growth

Green is not just beneficial for skin but it also promotes hair growth and also conditions the hair. It has essential fats, minerals and vitamins which reduce hair breakage. 

How to use:

  • Soak 1/4th cup moong dal and cook it in a pressure cooker. 
  • Then grind it to a smooth paste.
  • Combine 1 egg yolk and 1tbsp lemon juice to the paste.
  • Also, add a cup of yoghurt and mix all the ingredients well.
  • Apply it to your hair and wash it after 2 hours with a mild shampoo.
  • You can use this pack once a week for dense and thick hair.

You can use green gram for skin, hair and muscles as well. Just grab 24 Mantra’s 100% organically farmed and holistic green moong beans for best results.